Canadian Military Law/
Droit militaire canadien

updated and corrections / mise à jour et corrections: 12 December 2016
By/par © François Lareau, 1998-, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Part I -- Superseded Legislation  (under construction) /
               Législation désuète (en développement) 

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Other sites on military law

-Part I -- Canadian Military Law -- Miscellaneous

Blog

- Somalia Inquiry & Government Reaction
      -  1995-1997: Somalia Inquiry
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Departmental Reaction to Somalia Inquiry
      -  Special Advisory Group on Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services
          January 1997 to July 1997
     
-  The Special Senate Committee on the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia (April 1997)
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Report to the Prime Minister on the Leadership and Management of the Canadian Forces (March 1997)
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Minister's Monitoring Committee on Change in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (October 1997 to 1999)
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Bill C-25--An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
        
(Royal Assent, 10 December 1998)
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2003 -- Five Year Review of Bill C-25
       - 2011 -- Second Five Year Review of Bill C-25    
         

Governments Bills 1999-2012 on National Defence Act

- Current Affairs -- Sexual Misconduct

- Court Martial Comprehensive Review 2016-2017

- JAG & DND Web Sites

- Laws, Regulations and Orders

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Superseded Legislation

- Web Sites of Interest


Part II -- Canadian Military Law -- Bibliography
 A-B--C-D--E-G--H-L--M-R--S-Z

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Starting here:


Superseded Legislation  (under construction) /
Législation désuète (en développement)



Militia -- Lower Canada /
Milice  -- Bas Canada





George the Third, King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, &c. [microform] : an act passed in the second sessions of the Legislature of Lower-Canada in the trirty [sic]-fourth year of His Majesty's reign, to provide for the greater security of this province by regulating the militia thereof, &c. (31st May 1794)
, (1794), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_38211  (accessed on 20 January 2012);






Notice: the undersigned commissioners for executing an act passed in the last session of the Provincial Parliament of Lower Canada, entitled "An Act to grant an annuity to such Militia-men as were wounded"
, (1815) available at (accessed on 30 November 2015);




An Act to amend, and reduce into one Act, the militia Laws of this Province
, passed 6th March 1838, available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46113 (accessed on 19 January 2012);




Rules and regulations for the formation, exercise & movements of the militia of lower Canada: published by order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief
, Quebec,  1812, available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_40474 (accessed on 19 January 2012);
 

Rules and regulations for the formation, exercise & movements of the militia of lower Canada: published by order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief, Quebec: Printed by order of His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor, 1804, available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_40266 accessed on 19 January 2012);


Militia -- Upper Canada /
Milice -- Bas Canada

An Act to extend the provisions of an Act passed in the forty-eight year of His Majesty's reign, intituled  "An Act  to explain, amend and reduce to one act of Parliament the several laws now in being for the rasiing and training the militia of this province": passed 6th March  1812, (1812), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_91049 (accessed on 20 January 2012);


An Act to amend, and reduce into one Act, the militia Laws of this Province
, passed 6th March 1838, available at http://books.google.ca/books?id=FGQvAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA24&dq=intitle:militia+intitle:act&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LgQYT5fqEoLs0gGzjMG1Cw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=intitle%3Amilitia%20intitle%3Aact&f=false and http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46113 (accessed on 19 January 2012);

An Act to repeal, alter and amend the militia laws of this Province, passed 11th May 1839, available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46077 (accessed on 19 January 2012);


Militia -- Province of Canada (1840-1867) /
Milice  -- Province du Canada (1840-1867)

Acte pour abroger certaines lois y mentionnées pour mieux pourvoir à la défense de cette province et pour en régler la milice, Imprimé par Stewart Derbishire & George Desbarats, 1846, 32 p.;

An act to repeal certain laws therein mentioned: to provide for the better defence of this province and to regulate the militia thereof,
Printed by Stewart Derbishire & George Desbarats, 1846, 35 p., available at (accessed on 20 January 2012);





An Act to Regulate the militia of this province , and to repeal the Acts now in Force for that Purpose,
1855, available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_47768 (accessed on 19 January 2012);
Bill: acte pour régler la milice de cette province et pour abroger les actes en force à cette fin
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S. Derbishire and G. Desbarats, 1855,  23 p.;




An Act respecting the militia: extracted from the consolidated statutes of Canada, proclaimed and published under the authority of the Act, 22 Vict., chapter 29, 1859 (1860); available at  http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46581  and http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46582 (accessed on 20 January 2012);


Militia general order: active force  (1863), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_49178  (accessed on 20 January 2012);




An Act respecting the militia
, 27 Vict., chapter 2 (1863), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46103 (accessed on 19 January 2012);



An Act respecting the militia
= Acte concernant la milice (1863), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46583  and http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46588 (accessed on 19 January 2012);



An Act respecting the Volunteer Militia
, 27 Vict., chapter 3 (1863), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_44244 (accessed on 25 February 2012);




An Act respecting the Volunteer Militia
(1863) =  Acte concernant la milice volontaire (1863), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46588 (accessed on 25 February 2012);

An Act further amend an Act respecting the militia, 29 Vict., chapter 6 (1865), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46289 (accessed on 19 January 2012);


An Act to amend an Act respecting the volunteer force
, 28-29 Vict, chapter 12 (1866), available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_46114 (accessed on 19 January 2012);


Consolidated statutes respecting the militia: approved by Proclamation of His Excellency The Governor General,  Toronto : S. Derbishire and G. Desbarats, 1859 , CIHM/ICMH  Digital series no. 9_01452; Early  Canadiana on line; available at http://eco.canadiana.ca/view/1?r=0&s=1 (accessed on 16 July 2012);

Militia general order: active force, Quebec: G. Desbarats and M. Cameron, 1863; available at https://archive.org/details/cihm_49178  (accessed 13 February 2015);


Regulations respecting the volunteer militia, Ottawa, 1866; available at https://archive.org/details/cihm_23376 (accessed 13 February 2015);


Militia for Canada (1867-1950) /
Milice du Canada (1867-1950)




An Act respecting the Militia and Defence of the Dominion of Canada
, 31 Vict., Cap. 40, 1868, available at http://books.google.ca/books?id=C0EUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA63&dq=%22An+Act+respecting+the+Militia+and+Defence+of+the+Dominion+of+Canada
%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=NskMT4GIBo610QGpwbDVBQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22An%20Act%20respecting%20the%20Militia%20and%20Defence%20of%20the%20Dominion%20of%20Canada%22&f=false
(accessed on 10 January 2012) / Acte concernant la Milice et la Défense de la Puissance du Canada, 31 Vict., Cap. 40, 1868, disponible à http://www.lareau-legal.ca/Milice1868.pdf (vérifié le 11 janvier 2012);


Army Act (British) in Manual of Military Law (1907), London: H.M.S.O, available at  https://archive.org/details/manualofmilitary00greauoft (accessed on 3 December 2013);.

Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group - "The Matrix Project" -- Legal Documents


King's regulations and orders for the Militia of Canada (The), 1904, copy at the War Museum Library, call number: REF TECH UB 508 K5 1904; other titles for this publication are: Regulations and orders for the Militia of the Dominion of Canada; Regulations and orders for the active Militia; and Queen's regulations and orders;


King's regulations and orders for Canadian militia 1910, Ottawa : [King's Printer?], 1910, xiii, 378 p., 22 cm; copy at York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Law Library, call  number: KF 7305 C37 1910); copy at Kingston University;




The Kings Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia, 1917,  available at http://archive.org/details/KRO1917  (accessed on 11 May 2012);

This is a very rare book that is fundamental to researchers studying the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War (World War One, WWI). Adapted from the British King's Regulations and Orders, this is the legal document that set the stage for the development of Canadian Militia Units at the start fo the Great War.

This is the first in a series of Great War reference documents to be posted to the Internet Archives as part of the work of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group (http://www.cefresearch.com/phpBB2/). For additional information, please contact Richard Laughton at http://cefresearch.com/matrix/Utilities/contact.htm


The King's regulations and orders for the Canadian Militia
, 1926, Ottawa : [Canadian Army], 1926, 8, 477 p.; copy at Library and Archives Canada; copy at the War Museum Library, call number: REF TECH UB 508 K5 1926;


The King's regulations and orders for the Canadian  Militia, 1939, Ottawa: [Canadian Army], 1939, 409 p.; notes: Loose-leaf for updating; copy at National Library; McGill University  etc; copy at Canadian War Museum Library, REF TECH UB 508 K5 1939;


The King’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Army 1939 (as authorized by Order in Council PC 2974 dated 29 Nov 1938, with amendments No. 1 dated 1 Apr 1939 to No. 137 dated 10 Jan 1949 inclusive). Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, King’s Printer and Controller of Stationery, 1947. (N.B. originally entitled King’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Militia 1939, until it was renamed pursuant to Amendment No. 88 dated 30 Oct 1946);



Règlements et ordonnances à l'usage de la milice du Canada
(1887), 387 p., disponible à http://www.archive.org/details/rglementsetord00cana (vérifié le 20 décembre 2011) 


Règlements et ordres pour la milice active les écoles d'instruction militaire et la milice de réserve (dans les cas y mentionnés), de la puissance du Canada: adoptés par le
gouverneur en conseil, le 4 mars 1870, et publiés dans la gazette du Canada, le 12 mars 1870, Ottawa : G.E. Desbarats, 1870; disponible à http://archive.org/details/cihm_93380 (vérifié le 20 juin 2012);


For a list of amendments from 1867 to 1914, see Blight, Harris H., The Dominion Law Index  at pp. 304-305;


Regulations and orders for the active militia, the schools of military instruction, and the reserve militia (in the cases therein mentioned), of the Dominion of Canada [microform] : adopted by the Governor
in Council, 4th March, 1870, and published in the official gazette, 12th March, 1870, Ottawa : G.E. Desbarats, 1870; available at http://archive.org/details/cihm_93379 (accessed on 20 June 2012);


Regulations and orders for the militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1st September, 1887, Ottawa : B. Chamberlin, 1887,  378 p., forms, 14 cm; CIHM/ICMH  Digital series no. 9_01951;

Regulations and orders for the militia of the Dominion of Canada, 1st September, 1883, Ottawa : B. Chamberlin, 1883,  [ii], 318 p., forms, 13 cm; CIHM/ICMH  Digital series no. 9_01952;  notes: "Approved by the Governor in Council, 17th December, 1883 and published in the 'Canada Gazette' of 22nd December, 1883";  available at http://eco.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.9_01952/3?r=0&s=1  in the Early Canadiana Online Collection; (accessed 7 March 2015);


An Act respecting the Militia and Defence of Canada
, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, chapter 41 (see p. 669 of volume 2), available at http://ia700304.us.archive.org//load_djvu_applet.php?file=19/items/revisedstatutes03canagoog/revisedstatutes03canagoog.djvu (accessed on 11 January 2012);


PDF Militia Act, R.S.C. 1927, c. 132 /  PDF  Loi de milice, S.R.C. 1927, c. 132  (mis en ligne le 29 janvier 2012);


Other relevant Acts, regulations etc.


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CANADIAN ARMY, Extracts from Manual of Military Law, 1929: Reprinted for Use in the Canadian Army, 1941 (Reprinted in Canada February, 1941, by the permission of the Controller, His Majesty's Stationery Office) Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, King's Printer, 1943, 1 v. (various pagings); copy at the Library and Archives Canada; copy at the University of Ottawa, Fauteux  UB 505 .A2 1943;
PDF
- Table of Contents;
- Index;
- pp. i-viii and 1-256;
- pp. 426-606;
- pp. 611-794;
- pp. 908-1068A (Index)
 
FRANÇAIS :
ARMÉE CANADIENNE, Extraits du Manuel de Droit militaire 1929 - Nouveau tirage à l'intention de l'armée canadienne 1941 (nouveau tirage fait au Canada, comportant les modificatifs 1 à 31, en avril 1943, avec l'autorisation du contrôeur du Bureau de papeterie de Sa Majesté), Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier, Imprimeur de la Reine, 1943, pagination multiple; note sur la copie couverture: "Traduit de l'anglais sous la direction du chef d'état-major général Canada"; copie à la Bibliothèque et Archives Canada; copie à l'Univertsité d'Ottawa, UB 505 .A25 1943;
PDF
- Table des matières;
- Index;
- pp. i-viii et 1-256;
- pp. 426-605;
- pp. 611-794;
- pp. 908-1062 (Index);


source: https://archive.org/details/governmentpublications?&and[]=t%20defence

Defence of Canada Regulations (Consolidation) 1940, Ottawa: King's Printer, 1940; available at https://archive.org/details/defenceofcanadar1940cana   (accessed 12 May 2015);

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL WAR SERVICES, National war services regulations, 1940 (recruits):  (consolidation 1941), Ottawa : Dept. of National War Services : Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1941,  28, 28 p. ; 23 cm.; notes:  "Approved by Order in Council P.C. 1822 of March 18th, 1941"; "Text in English and French; French text on inverted pages"; copy at National Library;
FRANÇAIS :
MINISTÈRE DES SERVICES NATIONAUX DE GUERRE, Règlements de 1940 sur les services nationaux de guerre: (codification de 1941), Ottawa : Ministère des services nationaux de guerre :  Edmond Cloutier, Imprimeur de Sa très excellente majesté le roi, 1941, 28, 28 p.; 23 cm.;  notes: "Approuvés par l'Arrêté-en-Conseil C.P. 1822, en date du 18 mars 1941."; " Textes français et anglais disposés tête-bêche";



Military Service Act 1917
, available at http://www.archive.org/details/MilitaryServiceAct1917canada (accessed on 29 February 2012);


Proclamations and Orders in Council Relating to the War (1939-1845), available at https://archive.org/details/governmentpublications?and[]=subject%3A%22War+and+emergency+legislation%22 (accessed 29 August 2016);

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Department of National Defence (pre 1950) /
Ministère de la Défense nationale (pre-1950)

Department of National Defence Act, 1923;

PDF Department of National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1927, c. 136 / PDF Loi du ministère de la Défense nationale, S.R.C. 1927, ch. 136;
 

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Royal Canadian Air Force /
Corps d'aviation royal canadien

   

Extracts from the manual of Air Force Law: Canadian consolidation, prepared for use in the Royal Canadian Air force, Ottawa : King’s Printer, 1944, 984 p. in various pagings ;  23 cm..(series; ( Canadian air publication ; no. 3.); copy at Dalhousie Law Library; also copy at Canadian War Museum LIBRARY / BIBLIOTHÈQUE DU MCG : REF TECH UB 507.A53 E9 1944; NOTES: "... referred to as M.A.F.L. (Can.)."--Foreword.  "... consolidation ... under the general direction of  Brigadier R.J. Orde."--Foreword;
 

King's regulations for the Royal Canadian Air Force, 1924, [Ottawa :King's Printer], 1941, 493 p.; notes: "Reprinted 1941 with amendments up to and including A.F.G.O. No. 42/1941.";

Contents
Contents Part I. I. Organization – II. Duties of commanders, inspections and confidential reports – III-V. [Blank] – VI. Officers: Appointments, promotions, rank, command and precedence, tenure, exchange, transfer, secondment, retirement and resignation – VII. Airmen: Enlistment, engagements, service, precedence, promotion, transfer and discharge – VIII. Discipline – IX. Courts Martial – X. Courts of inquiry, committees and boards – XI. Training – XII. General duties and miscellaneous provisions – XIII. Works services and precautions against fire – XIV. Allotment and occupation of quarters – XV. Medical – XVI. Music services – XVII. Messes – XVIII. Service institutes – XIX. Leave of absence and passes – XX. Movements of Air Force baggage and stores – XXI. Dress, clothing, and equipment – XXII. Medals and decorations – XXIII. Ceremonial – XXIV. Office work, correspondence, documents, returns, books and records – XXV. Care and maintenance of aeroplanes and motor transport – Part II. I. Application of regulations – II. Application of Air Force Act and rules of procedure to the Royal Canadian Air Force – Appendices.  (source: IRC catalogue)

PDF  Royal Canadian Air Force Act, S.C., 1940, c. 15 PDF Loi sur le Corps d'aviation royal canadien, S.C. 1940, ch. 15;  (mis en ligne le 23 janvier 2012);

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, The Queen's regulations and orders for the Royal Canadian Air Force, Ottawa : Royal Canadian Air Force, [19--]; NOTES: Includes Amendments.  Vol. 1 -- Administration : Vol. II -- Disciplinary : Vol. III -- Financial; copy at the Canadian War Museum, Hartland Molson Library, call number: 1-3 UG 635 C2 A13 1952;

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Royal Canadian Navy /

PDF  The Naval Service Act, 1944, Statutes of Canada, 1944-45, chapter 23, in force 15 October 1945, see Canada Gazette, vol. 79, p. 4487 /
      Loi de 1944 sur le service naval, Statuts du Canada, 1944-45, chapitre 23, en vigueur le 15 octobre 1945, voir la Gazette du Canada, vol. 79, p. 4553


ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY,  The King’s Regulations and Admiralty Instructions for the Government of His Majesty’s Naval Service: reprinted for use H.M. Canadian Naval Forces, 2 volumes, Ottawa, 1942;

__________Regulations and instructions for the Royal Canadian Navy, reprint 1942 : with corrected complete index and with all amendments up to and including 31 December, 1941 / Dept. of National Defence, Ottawa : E. Cloutier, Printer to the King, 1942, 291 p., 25 cm;


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National Defence Act (since 1950) /
Loi sur la défense canadienne (depuis 1950)



DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, The National Defence Act : Explanatory Material, [Ottawa]: National Defence Headquarters, 1950, 322 p., 37 cm; Notes: "NDHQ 1 Nov. 50", I, François Lareau, obtained a pdf copy file of this document on 26 January 2012 under Access to Information Act Request-- DND reply letter file A-2011-01093/Team 4-2, 24 January 2012;  the file also include a table of concordance of the National Defence Act for the years 1950, 1952, 1970 and 1985; explains the sources of the National Defence Act provisions; copy at the JAG Library, Ottawa and also a copy at the Canadian War Museum, Hartland Molson Library, call number UA 600, 325 p.; PDF copy available at http://www.lareau-legal.ca/NDAExpMat.pdf   --THIS IS A BIG FILE -- BE PATIENT! (put on line on 27 January 2012);

PDF National Defence Act , S.C. 1950, c. 43 / Loi sur la défense nationale, S.C. 1950, c. 43;
 

National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1952, c. 184 / Loi sur la défense nationale, S.R.C. 1952, ch. 184;
 

National Defence Act, R.S.C. 1970, c. N-4 / Loi sur la défense nationale, S.R.C. 1970, ch. N-4;  available at / disponible à  http://www.archive.org/details/revisedstatutes197005uoft (accessed on 11 January 2012);


PARLIAMENT, House of Commons Special Committe on National Defence, Bill No. 133 an Act Respecting National Defence, Ottawa: Edmond Cloutier (Printer to the King), 1950, 1 Volume (8 issues), session 1950 available on microfice at University of Ottawa Library, call number: Library Annex CA2 XC2 N14a; 


see also King's regulations and orders for the Canadian Army. (The) Volume 2, 1951, Prepared at Army Headquarters, Ottawa,  available at the Canadian War Museum Library, call number: REF TECH UB 506 C2 K4 1951;


Canadian Army orders, 1958-1963

Canada, Canadian Army, Canadian Army orders, 1958-1963, Ottawa Queen's Printer 1958-1963,  6 volumes: 1. 1958.--v. 2. 1959.--v. 3 1960.--v. 4. 1961.--v. 5. 1962.--v. 6. 1963. (loose-leaf) ; 27 cm.;



Great Britain (pre - 1945)

The Army (Annual) Act, 1913, available at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015031059614;view=1up;seq=391 (accessed 15 January 2016);


The King's regulations and Admiralty instructions for the government of His Majesty's Naval Service, London : Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1906 -, copy at the War Museum Library, Ottawa: GEN VB 593 G7 A3, see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*80*BBQ*25*3B*B9*B9*22*A6*03*AA*91W*FF*D2*A1&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=60&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=GREAT%20BRITAINADMIRALTY%20.1.14262&SearchT1=&Index1=1*subjbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=10, accessed on 11 June 2014;

Manual of Air Force Law, 1939; copy at the War Museum Library, Ottawa:REF TECH UG 675 G7 M3 1939; see  http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*80*BBQ*25*3B*B9*B9*22*A6*03*AA*91W*FF*D2*A1&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=61&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=GREAT%20BRITAINAIR%20MINISTRY%20.1.296704&SearchT1=&Index1=1*subjbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=11, accessed on 11 June 2014;


Manual of Military Law, London: HMSO, 1914; Notes: War Office; available at  http://www.slideshare.net/oldcontemptible/manual-of-military-law-1914 (accessed 8 July 2015); also available at http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015031059614;view=1up;seq=9 (accessed 15 January 2016);


Military Law, London: HMSO, 1907; Notes: war office, 5th edition; available at http://www.slideshare.net/oldcontemptible/manualofmilitary00greauoft (accessed 8 July 2015); also available at https://archive.org/details/manualofmilitary00greauoft (accessed 15 January 2016);